We travel this life navigating through calm and turbulent waters, every effort seeking balance on the waves of living. Some days we sail effortlessly, joyful of the direction the current is taking us. Other days we struggle to remain afloat as the turbulent waves batter us back and forth. All along, we hold onto the security that we believe keeps us buoyant - our work, our relationship, our children, our health.
This morning as you ponder just what would be energizing, you look around you thinking how the work week has begun. Your spouse will rise shortly, and all the day-to-day activities will begin. You feel something amiss. You notice cracks in your security. Now in addition to steering through the waters, you see repair work is needed. Maybe you feel your vessel no longer fits you. Until this moment what was your security, now seems flawed and confining.
So you finish your coffee, put aside thoughts of waters and boats, and go about the day - work - children - house. The cracks you tell yourself are part of a mature security. The restrictiveness part of the reality that comes with the vessel you chose. So you "carry on" until that which holds you above suddenly and unexpectedly falls away. Your spouse leave you, in death or otherwise. A work position is lost. Your body is no longer as robust. You are thrown into the waters without another boat insight.
Where are we in these scenarios? In-Between. Whether broken, no longer relevant, or taken away, each leaves us In-Between, what was and what will be, in what is unfamilar waters and currents. By choice or fate, we enter the waters of life feeling helpless, unsure. Instead of embracing where we are, trusting the flow, knowing other securities will come to us, we fear we will drown. We hold onto remnants of a boat broken, cram ourselves into one too small, or grab any boat that comes our way by whatever means. All these replacements inadequate, all less, for we are too scared in the insecurity of the waters to stay with the In-Between.
As you open the door to another day, stop and feel. Are you holding on to a job that no longer fulfills you, a relationship that is heavy, a chapter of your life long over? What if you were to let go? Step into the waters and let your current guide you for awhile. What might being In-Between bring you?
Whether thrown into the waters or choosing to step out of a leaky, confining vessel, trusting this In-Between is where we will find our true flow, a guide to our bliss in the calm seas, and our intuition through the times of crashing waves.
Are you feeling In-Between? Let go and feel the flow, trust it is taking you to You.